The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights
Penguin Books Limited, Feb 4, 2010 - Fiction - 896 pages
Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Peter_Forster - LibraryThing
These tales are simply stunning and so important given how far their influence has spread. This first volume certainly has the pick of the bunch though, as they do get slightly repetitive by the third ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fadeledu - LibraryThing
Accurate translation of all the tales in 3 volumes, including the religious ones and giving credit and praise to Allah. Read full review